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INT1 Task 3

Does freezing popcorn yield more popcorn?

Project Design Plan.

This scientific experiment is to gauge the amount of kernels popped when the storage temperatures of the kernels are changed. Does freezing popcorn kernels for 24 hours yield more or less popped kernels than popcorn kernels stored at room temperature? By performing this experiment we can decide how to maximize our food potential. We will purchase six identical brands of popcorn from the local food store that have the same ingredients, weight and brand name. We will take three of the bags of popcorn kernels and store it in a standard household freezer for twenty four hours. The temperature of the freezer will remain at a constant rate of temperature. The other identical bags of popcorn kernels will be stored on a cabinet shelf and remain at a constant room temperature.

• Independent variable: Storage temperature.

• Dependent variable: Amount of kernels popped.

• Controlled variables: Temperature, cooking time.

By seeing the results of the most kernels popped we can determine which method of storage yields the most food.

Literature Review.

According to a study on which brands of popcorn yields the most popcorn by Sean Boyd (2010) “The Jolly Time popcorn had the lowest amount of un-popped kernels”. But another researcher Ben Popken (2008) Which popcorn pops the most, said, “ACTII was the winner.” Since there are many experiments with different results of the most popped kernels we will chose just one name brand at the local store and keep the brand name constant for this experiment. The name brand of popcorn is not the independent variable so we will use a random store bought popcorn for this experiment. Both of these experiments are similar to each other. They are testing the hypothesis on which brand name produces the least amount of un-popped kernels. In this current



References: Sean Boyd, (2010) The Jawbreakers of the popcorn industry. Retrieved 12/02/2011 from http://home.ptd.net/~sequoia1/Science/popcorn.htm Ben Popken (2008) Which popcorn pops the most kernels? Retrieved 12/02/2011 from http://consumerist.com/2008/06/which-popcorn-pops-the-most-kernels.html

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